Year 5 - Spring 1



Science Curriculum


Year 5 Music

Learning Values

Homework Timetable


learning values

Learning Values: Determined to achieve our best, respectful and responsible, engaged.

learning values

S.M.S.C: Understanding ourselves and others in society.

English & Big Write

English: English (NC2014)


  • Ongoing work with Spelling, Punctua on and Grammar.


  • Chosen texts for Spring term 1: A variety of extracts from Sherlock Holmes
  • Short mystery stories; analysing style; exploring and comparing a variety of mystery stories; planning and writing a short mystery story.
  • Debate; forming and presenting arguments for and against a topical issue.

Guided Reading:

  • Justifying views through text.
  • Asking ques ons to improve understanding.
  • Prediction of what might happen based on a text.
  • What makes a mystery a mystery?

Big Write topics:

  • Children to write their own beginning of a mystery story, including sentence types and the features of the genre.
  • Children to create an appropriate ending to their class peers beginning .

Maths (NC2014)

Maths Scheme: Collins – Busy Ants Maths
This term we will be looking at;

– Multiplication and division including square and cubed numbers, prime numbers and formal written method.
– When do we use mul plica on and division in real life situa ons?
– Time including twelve / twenty four hour clock and solving time problems.
– Why is it important to be able to tell the time?
– Number and place value including negative numbers.
– Where do we find negative numbers?
– Addition and subtraction including formal written method for subtraction.
– Do we use a formal written method when subtracting single digit numbers?


What properties would you expect the material of an umbrella to have?

Properties and Changes of Materials.

  • Compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties.
  • Know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution.
  • Use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated .


– We Can Develop a Numeracy Game.
– Use logical reasoning to explain how simple algorithms work.
– Children to create a user friendly maths game for a younger child.

History / Geography
  • The History of Islam and the City of Baghdad
  • The Islamic Empire 900 BC
  • How did life in Britain in 900 BCE compare to life in Baghdad?
  • Tudor Britain and how it compares to life in the UK now.
Art / Design Technology

Islamic art

– I can create geometric shapes and patterns.
– How is Islamic art and Maths linked?

Self-portraits in the Tudor style.

  • I can use numbers and colours in Spanish to play games and answer questions.
  • I can introduce members of my family.
  • I can use basic grammar.

To develop a secure sense of rhythm/ pulse and improvise / compose / notate rhythmic patterns.

  • Can I maintain a steady beat against others (drumming circles)
  • Can I notate and perform from grids with several parts?
  • Can I recognize rhythmic cell patterns in a range of world music?
  • BBC Ten Pieces: Short Ride in a Fast Machine’
Religious Educatiuon

Beliefs and Practices in Islam

– How do Muslims express their beliefs through practices?


Street and modern dance

  • How can we express our feelings through dance?

Living in the Wider World

  • Keywords: charity, fundraising, payslip, deductions, saving, migration.
  • When do we have make sacrifices to achieve our aims?

Gender stereotypes – what forms our gender ideas?

Mrs. De Gale

Miss Jenkins

Miss Rogers

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